Low Rise Jeans – Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ashlee Simpson, and More Show Off Their Bellies
The low rise jeans trend has taken over social media, with celebrities sporting them to show off their bellies. It’s something many modern pop stars are loving – as women age, their body changes and low-rise pants provide the perfect opportunity to flaunt those curves while still looking put together.
Britney Spears is a true fashion icon, often sporting pieces with low-rise fits such as her recent mini cargo shorts. The asymmetrical look was reminiscent of the late 1990s and she paired it with an attention-grabbing crop top that showed off her midriff.
Spears has a longstanding tradition of wearing low-rise pants, and she never hesitates to experiment with her personal style. As one of the first major artists to break away from conventional styling with such an outfit, Spears set herself apart from other artists by rocking these daring looks.
In 2001, she set the trend with her sweaty “I’m A Slave 4 U” video. The low-slung jeans and vibrant fuchsia wrap-around bustier crop top became an instant Y2K fashion classic.
Mariah Carey also donned the low-rise trend, wearing a silver tank and baggy denim bottoms at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards. To complete her look, Mariah added platform heels and tinted sunglasses for an edgy appeal.
Jessica Simpson also donned the trend and attended a 2000s fan meeting in New York City wearing low-rise jeans with white tanks, platform heels, and a light pink belt at the waist.
Paris Hilton donned this low-rise style multiple times throughout the 2000s. She first donned them at a Craig David North American Tour celebration in 2002, followed by another appearance during New York Fashion Week the same year with a red long sleeve top, matching colored hat, and chunky shoes.
Ashlee Simpson was another celebrity to embrace the low-rise trend during the early 2000s, wearing her own pair of baggy, low-rise jeans to attend the 2003 Teen Choice Awards. She paired them with a printed green tank top and pointed heels for an effortlessly stylish look.
Lindsay Lohan also showed her appreciation for the trend. In 2004, she donned hip-hugging bottoms at A Teen People’s “25 Hottest Stars Under 25” event in Hollywood, pairing them with a black cropped top, jacket and pointed boots.
At Essence’s 2002 V-Day Benefit in New York, Rapper Eve donned the low-rise style with a red and black lace bustier top and matching shoes.
She was also seen wearing this ensemble at the 2002 Crossroads premiere, pairing it with a sheer blouse, platform shoes and small tote bag.
Other celebrities who adopted the low-rise trend included Christina Aguilera in 2004, wearing a pair of high-waisted cut-off low-rise jeans while promoting her album; and Rachel Zoe wearing form-fitting low-rise jeans while posing for a photoshoot with her friend.